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♪ >>> hi, everybody. good morning. topping the agenda, the final offensive. president obama launching a full-scale all-out campaign push after debating mitt romney. starting tomorrow, the president begins a two-day six-state barn storm. he tried to build on the debate again, criticizing governor romney for moves to the middle. >> we've come up with a name for this condition. it's called romnesia. we had a severe outbreak last night. it was at least stage three romnesia. >> but the strategy last night, stay strong, sharp and relentless. the commander in chief brought a bayonet to a foreign policy knife fight. >> your strategy previously has been one that's been all over the map. i know you haven't been in a position to actually execute foreign policy. you mentioned the navy for example and we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. governor, we have fewer horses and bayonets. the question is not a game of battleship where we're counting ships. it is what are our capables? >> those were cheap shots that he took at mitt romney last night. i think you should treat your opponent wi
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race, even tiny new hampshire is a big prize. and as president obama stumped there, republican challenger mitt romney was trying to nail down support in florida. >> we are going to win this. you know that. we're going to win. >> reporter: going into the last full week of the presidential campaign both candidates are reaching out to undecided voters. >> i'm asking you to compare my plan with governor romney's. i want you to know what we're proposing, each of us, and see which plan is better for you. >> four years ago then candidate barack obama spoke about big things. now he's reduced to talking about small things. he is shrinking from the magnitude of the times. >> reporter: while early voting is under way in several states, the threat of hurricane sandy is throwing both campaigns into disarray. governor romney and running mate paul ryan were forced to cancel events in virginia and instead turn their attention to ohio, the state that's looking more and more like a clencher. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> speaking of crunching, halfway there. the giants have a 2-0 lead g
and legacy. >>> battleground: florida. president obama and mitt romney getting set to face off here in the sunshine state tomorrow in their final debate. the polls show a razor tight race with voters here potentially holding the key to the white house. we're live in tampa on the front lines. >>> and too young -- a startling new documentary shines a light on how young girls are influenced sexually by pop culture and social media. why you may want to keep a closer eye on what your kids are watching. "today," sunday, october 21st, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" decision 2012. battleground: florida with lester holt live from tampa, florida, and jenna wolfe, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to a special edition of "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt reporting from the university of tampa, our first stop in a tour of the three key battleground states in this year's presidential election. we'll be doing this the next few weekends. my colleague, jenna wolfe is back in studio 1a. jenna, good mornin
's not even the final sprint. it's exhausting. mitt romney is soldiering on. barack obama's making his marathon part of his message. president obama started the day hoarse. >> i just have to keep on keepin' on. >> he had been in iowa on the tonight show in l.a., in nevada for a laterally, then to air force one, a call to colin powell after the general endorsed the president on cbs. >> i think we ought to keep on the track we're on. >> reporter: at 9:00 a.m., florida, the president trails by two points. >> i have a plan that will create jobs. and unlike mitt romney, i'm proud to talk about that plan. >> on to richmond, the race in virginia is still tied. nationwide the obama lead with women has disappeared. he's reminding us that a republican 123459 candidate tuesday said, if a woman gets pregnant after being raped it's god's will. >> i don't think any male politician should be making health care decisions for women. >> reporter: mitt romney too was on the move in his must-win state in ohio. cincinnati at 11:00. >> the path we're on is the path that doesn't have an answer about how to g
you see president obama makinging appearance at a campaign rally there. we've learned this morning that former republican secretary of state colin powell is endorsing the reelection of the president. he also endorsed mr. obama in 2008 and says he's still a republican, he's not switching parties. >>> one more note, latest polls show that mr. romney has wiped out the president's lead among likely women voters mr. obama has picked up strength tying among male voters where he a lead going into this. >>> both covering a lot of ground over these next few days. >>> the race is very tight. >>> 6:19 mike with the forecast. >>> looks like it is going to be a little drier today. the embarcadero is a little wet from our roof cam towards the bay bridge towards oakland still a little orange hue around downtown san francisco, some of the buildings now more than yesterday have original, cool. color of the radar returns blue, lowest level which means mist and drizzle. over the last three hours radar returns most prevalent in the south bay you can see how sporadic they are at one point calm, the nex
and then the game at 4:0. >>> two poms the race remains a dead heat but with president obama leading an american swing state. romney with a slight edge, 49% backing romney. 48% backing the president. a "time" magazine poll shows president obama holding on to a five-point lead in ohio. 49% favoring the president and 44% supporting romney. both candidates are focusing their efforts on the swing state. >>> 7:07. the fbi now joining a search for a missening petaluma boy who may be -- missing petaluma boy who may be heading to the east coast, new york city, to meet a pennsylvania man what he met online. his parents say they discovered communication on his parents student and children. they believe -- communication on his parents' computer. >>> there was a theft at a dental office in vallejo. police broke into the office and tanks were taken. those tanks are used to calm down anxious patients. >>> facebook says the foundation that will offer grants to nonprofits in the south bay will start to award funds at the end the year. they say $500,000 in grants will be distributed to number profits. the invest
presidential candidates hit the campaign tales -- trail today. as president obama and challenger mitt romney prepare for the third and final debate on monday, we report on this. >> reporter: the final presidential debate and the election are just around the corner. the candidates are not wasting time. >> mitt romney and president obama prepare to go head-to- head and the vice presidential candidates took to the trail. paul ryan campaigned in ohio and pennsylvania. >> we are going to run at our country's economic and physical problems before they get out of control. that is what leaders do. >> the allied and -- joe biden spoke in florida. >> the american people depend on a president who says what he means and means what he says. >> in his weekly address, president obama talked about budget proposals to help economic recovery. >> republicans in congress banded together and kept this plan from coming to a vote. they prevented millions of americans, including many of you listening today, from saving $3000 a year. that is only held by the economy when we should be accelerating our economic
and then, of course, president obama, mitt romney will spend most of their time campaigning in battleground states. and cbs reporter randall pinkston joins us now from boca raton, florida with the latest on the big night between the two candidates. good morning. >> reporter: a big night it was indeed, frank, a lot of clashing through the night. this morning republicans are saying what mitt romney did last night was to lay out his vision of foreign policy if he is elected president but the democrats and president obama are saying that what he did indeed was to lay out a series of inconsistencies, changing his positions, saying that he is all over the place even accusing romney of being reckless. >>> reporter: this was the third and final debate and president obama saved his sharpest attacks for the end. >> every time you've offered an opinion, you've been wrong. >> attacking me is not an agenda. >> reporter: viewers seemed to respond to the president. a cbs news snap poll of the debate shows 53% of uncommitted voters believed the president won. >> you saw a very strong president, a strong an
and then president obama and mitt romney will spend most of their time in the battleground states. cbs reporter randall pinkston joins us from florida the site of the final debate with a little play-by-play on what happened. >> frank, it was a fight to the finish another doozy of a debate mitt romney accusing president obama of a series of foreign policy failures. for example, romney pointing to the failure to stop iran's nuclear program. but and president obama accused romney of being inconsistent in his foreign policies and at teams end reckless. >>> reporter: this was the third and final debate and president obama saved his sharpest attacks for the end. >> every time you've offered an opinion, you've been wrong. >> attacking me is not an agenda. >> reporter: in a cbs news instant poll of 500 uncommitted voters, 53% said president obama won the debate. perhaps the most memorable moments of the night came during this exchange over budget cuts to the military. >> our navy is smaller now than anytime since 1917. >> we also have fewer horses and bayonettes because the nature of our military has c
. >>> the big push with less than two weeks before the election, president obama and mitt romney sweep across the map drawing up support in key swing states. >> we're on the homestretch now. and i think the people of colorado will get us all the way there. >> people out there are still trying to make up your mine. some of you here may still be trying to make up your mind. >> campaign controversy. indiana's republican senate candidate draws criticism for his comments on race and abortion. >> i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape that it is something that god intended to happen. >> strengthening storm, tropical storm sandy threatens the caribbean and could power up into a hurricane later today. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. with under two weeks to go now the race for the white house looks like it will be a photo finish. today president obama begins a two day six day campaign swing to critical battleground states. it includes his 7th visit of the campaign to ohio. mitt romney arrives there
barack obama's presidential campaign. >> and let's seize that opportunity and vote for barack obama for a more hopeful world. >> i'm looking forward to my first job. >> reporter: he celebrated his 88th birthday by going sky diving the first time. >> i feel great. [ laughter ] >> reporter: he didn't do it just for the thrill. mcgovern said he made the jump to raise awareness of world hunger. susan macinnis, cbs news, washington. >> with the election more than two weeks away, the presidential candidates are getting ready for their final showdown tomorrow as the third and final debate. president obama and mitt romney busy studying right now while their running mates are campaigning in the must-win states and in florida yesterday, and paul ryan in pennsylvania and ohio. polls show president obama in the lead in most of the swing states but romney is gaping ground. for now, both candidates are in seclusion preparing for tomorrow night's final debate in boca raton, florida. can you watch that live here on cbs 5 at 6:00 and on cbs >>> in the local front, the state's political front
. >> thank you. >>> on to the race for the white house. tonight president obama and mitt romney meet for the final debate. >> last chance for undecided voters to see both candidates take on foreign policy. randall pinkston has more from boca raton. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, frank and juliette. expect mitt romney to talk about a robust foreign policy with a strong military as the best guarantor of peace while the obama administration is likely to say that the romney campaign hasn't spelled out any specifics and that his pronouncements so far have been characterized by blunder and bluster which don't reflect good judgment. >>> reporter: this will be the third and final time that the two candidates take the stage together for debate. >> this debate matters more than ever before. >> reporter: expect moderator bob schiefferto spend plenty of time on libya. on sunday, republican senator marco rubio suggested the obama campaign tried to keep the foreign policy focus on the death of bin laden. >> is that why for two weeks they told us that the libyan incident in benghazi was a
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2012 barack obamas and mitt romney are back on the campaign trail night's third and final debate. both are teaming up with their running mates as the campaign heads into the final two weeks. >> (cheers & applause) it was the battle inboca and both candidates came out swinging. >> your strategy previously has been one that has evolved over the map and is not designed to keep america face for to build on the opportunities that exist in the middle east. >> we're talking about the middle east and how to help the middle east reject terrorism. attacking me is not an agenda. attacking me is not talking about we will deal with challenges that does exist in the middle east. >> now they'r63j wives will also be visible. >> the show obama will drop support for her husband. >> cnn says president obama one president's debate last night. the network did not say how many were servers and paul. >> cbs news says that pull of undecided voters says the president won by 23 percent margin over his counterpart. cbs said the margin of error in its poll about plus or minus four percentage point. the time is 4:
a year. >>> two new polls showing the presidential race is a dead heat however president obama is leading in an important swing state. washington post found president obama and mitt romney almost tied along likely voters. 49% supporting romney, 48% supporting president obama. there's a time magazine poll showing president obama holding on to a 5 point lead in the crucial battleground state of ohio. 49% of those surveyed favoring the president, 44% supporting mitt romney. however both president obama and mitt romney continues their big campaign push today. they're focusing their efforts on the swing states. coming up for you, president obama is doing something today that no president has ever done before. >>> sal is wide awake, still have some voice despite some yelling and cheering class night. >> just a little bit. lot of clapping. good morning everybody. you trying to get into san francisco or you driving in the east bay heading down to the bay bridge, for example if you're on the east shore freeway, you're going to like what you see so far. it is a nice looking drive there. no major pr
if the driver was going too fast for the weather conditions. >>> in election 2012, president obama and mitt romney head back out on the campaign trail after their third and final debate last night. the two men sparred over foreign policy issues including u.s. policy in the middle east, trade policies with china and the challenge of iran's nuclear program. they disagreed on u.s. military spending with romney criticizing president obama's plan for defense budget cuts. >> we've got to strengthen our military long term. we don't know what the world is going to throw at us down the road. we make decisions today in a military that will confront challenges we can't imagine. >> our military spending has gone up every single year that i've been in office. we spend more on our military than the next 10 countries combined, china, russia, france, the united nations, you name it. >> the candidates now head into a two-week sprint to election day. this morning president obama has a campaign event in florida before heading out to join vice president joe biden at a rally in ohio. mitt romney is campaigning
ahead of president obama by just one percentage point, 49%, 48%. you see it right there. it's actually even tighter than that, without rounding the numbers, they're separated only by .07 of a point. >>> and president obama is hitting the swing states, campaigning in ohio yesterday. after starting the day in florida following a final debate and today he kicks off a two-day, eight-state campaign blitz. day one will take him to iowa, colorado, california and nevada. before he spends tonight, back in the sunshine state. >>> meanwhile, his challenger, mitt romney is crisscrossing many of the very same battleground states. he went from the debate in florida to nevada, then on to colorado yesterday. today he is set to swing right back to nevada and then campaign in iowa. >> these numbers are dizzying, but obama's job approval rating is now 49% among likely voters, which is the lowest since september, late september. even when george w. went for re-election his number never dropped below 50% among likely voters. so to see if obama is re-elected, it is going to have to go against history in the
right now, covering multiple states in one day. the obama campaign got a boost in ohio from a "time" magazine poll. it gives the president a 5% lead over mitt romney. but other polls show the candidates are still neck and neck. steve handelsman is live in washington with an update for us. good evening, steve. >> reporter: janelle, thanks. good evening to you. neck and neck means there are a whole lot of different combinations of wins. in the swing states like florida that could mean a victory on november 6th. and so these candidate are trying to hit all the battlegrounds. mitt romney and paul ryan's swing state tour started in colorado. they split up, romney going to nevada, where he trails by three points, but claimed he is closing on the president. >> he's out of ideas and out of excuses, and in november you're going to put him out of office. >> mitt romney and i believe in true compassion and upward mobility. >> colorado could be key. last night outside denver, thousands cheered the republican ticket. the obama lead in this state has disappeared. to slow the slide, barack obama w
. >>> well president obama and mitt meet tonight. it's the final debay -- and mitt romney meet tonight. it's the final debate. this debate will focus on foreign policy. we'll bring you the latest poll numbers heading into the debate tonight. >>> back mere at home, today is your -- back here at home, today is your last day to register to vote. janine de la vega is live in san jose right now. i know you are talking to people about the upcoming elections. are most people aware of the deadlines? >> reporter: no, they are not. we've been driving around san jose talking to people as they are getting their moving cup of coffee and we've been asking them have they registered to vote. no, they didn't know today was the last day. the office in san jose will be open at 8:00 a.m. and stay open until midnight to register. people come to the polls here, and during the last one in 2008, 86% of the registered voters cast their ballot. several people we spoke to were interested in voting on prop sixes which funded education. whichever the issue, the voters want their voices heard. >> i think everybody shou
. >> president obama and mitt romney spar from their debate. who won the foreign policy match -- spar in their debate. who won the foreign policy debate? well, good morning. i'm dave clark. >> i'mer to campbell. >>> we're following developing news. there was a lot of police activity during the last hour. alex savidge is live on 13th avenue and 19th street and alex, we hear you have new developments. >> i was able to talk with a sergeant here from the oakland police department who said this operation was part of a larger series of search warrants and arrest warrants served throughout the city. this street was blocked off for several hours this morning is now back open. but just up the block, police are inside of a home. want to show you what this looks like. a s.w.a.t. tame converged on a home here at 13th avenue near 19th street -- team converged on a home here at 13th avenue near 19th street. a man and a woman were taken from a house here. it's unclear what the charges are. a sergeant on the scene confirms to me that a number of people, more than just those two, were taken into that
.m.. cornell better tphafrd, abc7 news. >>> president romney -- president obama and mitt romney -- excuse me, yes, i know. the president's is campaigning in florida and ohio today mr. romney will be in nevada and colorado as for last night's foreign policy debate most are giving the win to president obama. many are commenting on how much the two candidates were on common ground. they agreed on iranian sanctions and policies in syria, egypt and afghanistan. that did not stop jabs. >> i congratulate him on taking out osama bin laden. but we can't kill our way out of this mess. >> the president: i'm glad you recognize al-qaeda is a threat. a few months ago when you were asked what is the biggest geo political threat facing america, you said russia. >> when talking about trade with china they argued over united states jobs and auto industry. latest poll has president obama with a slim one point lead heading into the election. >>> a man in custody for beating an elderly woman nearly to death for no reason. it happened saturday afternoon at stockton and sacramento streets in chinatown in san franc
to vote. the unique offer that's triggering a lot of attention. >>> plus president obama picks up a big endorsement this morning. the high profile republican who is backing the commander-in- chief for another 4 years. . >>> time now 6:14, new this morning. former secretary of state collin powell he's endorsing president obama. just little while ago this morning in a tv interview, collin powell says he respects mitt romney but he thinks the republican presidential nominee has been vague on many issues. colin powell praises president obama for getting out of iraq and getting out of afghanistan and not getting the country into any new wars. colin powell also endorsed president obama back in 2008. >>> already this morning, the presidential candidates are campaigning in key swing states. jacqueline is here with details on all the stops. >> reporter: president barack obama is getting an early start. he's already campaigning in tampa, florida. he's been talking to the crowd for just about 10 minutes now. this is all part of his 2 day, 6 state tour. >> waking up early. you know, we are right i
:00, followed by the pregame show at 4:30, the first pitch after 5:00 p.m. >>> today president obama and mitt romney start a new political journey this morning. a two-week sprint to election day after their third and final debate last night in florida. >> a few months ago when you are asked what's the biggest political athlete facing -- threat facing america you said russian, not al-qaeda, you said russia. >> president obama and mitt romney sparred over foreign policy in last night's debate and coming up at 5:15, we are fact checking the candidates' statement, which is always interesting. >> sure it is. >> because you always wonder, is what they are saying true. >>> 6:07. i believe everything sal tells me about our morning commute. still kind of wet out there too. >> it is a little wet. you know, it was raining pretty hard overnight and some of that water is still pooling up, although -- or has pooled up, i should say. let's go outside and take a look at what we have here. the east shore freeway a little bit more crowded. now yesterday steve said was kind of a worse commute when it comes to r
. >> know i am not from. >> sparks fly between president obama blanch founder mitt romney in the third and final presidential debate in florida. spar 16 pre can mitt romney 1 and nearly six of 10 of the viewers said the president did a better job than they expected piffle while 44 percent set romney had a better than expected performance. >> also a large genentech. women responding more favorably to the president's performance and in a given as to mitt romney. >> we ask for your feedback on our kron 4 facebook page. >> i heard nothing from the can is that impressed me. facebook user yes-sir says president obama took charge of you to conjoin the conversation and the comment. >> thanks a lot. in national news and wisconsin man who shot and killed three people including his estranged wife and milwaukee's bob bought the gun he used two days after being ordered to turn in all of his fire arms as part of a restraining order to protect his estranged wife. the shooter was supposed to turn in his --he is appealing a ruling that he has to appear clean shaven like this in court. a military court
this morning." president obama and governor romney campaign for every vote they can get in key swing state s. >>> forecasters are keeping a close eye on tropical storm sandy. could it hit the east coast? >>> should you be charged extra for asking questions at the doctor's office? we'll go inside the growing battle over hidden fees. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> we're on the homestretch now. and i think the people of colorado are going to get us all the way there. what do you think? >> the presidential candidates storm through the swing states. >> governor romney is in nevada and iowa today. >> the president campaigned in florida and ohio, pushing a new 20-page summary for a second term. >> it's not the okey doke. >> debate experts agreed they won on substance. big deal. lance armstrong won on several substances. >>> yesterday a's major sell-off, the dow plunging 233 points. >> we obtained e-mail alerts put out by the state department as the attack unfolded in benghazi, libya. >> the e-mail showing that ansar al sharia claimed respon
from the final obama romney debate last night in florida. >>> reporter: this was the third and final debate and president obama saved his sharpest attacks for the end. >> every time you've offered an opinion, you've been wrong. >> attacking me is not an agenda. >> reporter: viewers seemed to respond to the president. a cbs news snap poll of the debate shows 53% of uncommitted voters believed the president won. >> you saw a very strong president, a strong and steady president with a clear vision. you had an unsteady romney. >> reporter: romney's best score came on the issue of china. >> i want a great relationship are china. china can be our partner. but that doesn't mean they can just roll all over us and steal our jobs on an unfair basis. >> reporter: even on that issue romney only managed to tie president obama. >> perhaps the most memorable line of the night came when president obama and mitt romney were debating cuts to the military budget. >> our navy is smaller now than anytime since 1917. the navy said they needed 313 ships to carry out their mission. we're now down to 285. >>
obama that could cost him the election. >> yeah? >> he's going to endorse him. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york norah o'donnell is in boca raton with bob schieffer, the moderator. candidates met last night face to face for the very last time. instant poll shows president obama left the stage with an advantage, 53% of undeclared voters who watched the debate said the president won. 23% called governor mitt romney the which were while 24% called it a tie. >> those voters also said mr. obama would do a better job on terrorism and national security. the margin was nearly 2-1. also 71% said the president can be trusted to handle an international crisis. 49% said that about romney. and the poll with his split 50/50 on who would do a better job on policy toward china. the men met last night with a lot on the line. before the debate the president was leading by just two points, which is within the margin of error so it is a statistical tie. we begin with jan crawford in west palm beach with the romney campaign. goo
in with you in a while. >>> president obama is back in washington this morning after a whirlwind campaign tour as governor romney heads to iowa and the biggest battleground state ohio. chuck todd is in cincinnati this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. you could be forgiven if you thought barack obama and mitt romney were running for the presidency of ohio. they have been here a lot, were here a lot yesterday because both campaigns believe this state is that critical to their prospects in 11 days. president obama wrapped up a 48 hour eight state battleground blitz in ohio, and with a hoarse voice questioned his opponent's trustworthiness. >> there's no more serious issue in a presidential campaign than trust. trust matters. you know what, ohio, after all these years, you now know me. you know that i mean what i say. >> reporter: at almost exactly the same moment 150 miles west, mitt romney took the stage in defiance, ohio, and borrowing a page from president obama's 2008 play book called himself the candidate of change. >> this is a time when america faces big chall
. >>> i was sort of getting the hang of it. >> president obama tells jay leno the reason he believes donald trump is out to get him. >>> good morning westbound highway 4 looking pretty good coming up to the path and we'll look at traffic and weather straight ahead. @p@po' [gentle acoustic guitar musi (male announcer) how far would you go to help someone? would you go to the end of your driveway? would you cross a street? would you cross an ocean? to a place 6,000 miles from home? and how long would you go? would you go for a week? a month? a year? would you go for two years? would you go if you could use your knowledge to teach someone... and, in the process, maybe learn something yourself? life is calling. how far will you go? peace corps. . >>> lots of low clouds around and drizzle or very light rain it will give away partly sunny and partly sunny highs in the 60s. >>> hurricane sandy continues to move in the region. it cause dangerous flash floods.. police issued a curfew to keep people off the streets. >>> authorities in san mateo trying to dife a girl who's body was found on a b
. the movie is backed by harvey weinstein supporter of president obama. they say they just wanted to get the movie on the air before another bigger budget movie about the raid hits theaters. >>> in a race for the white house president obama reaches out to younger voters today while mitt romney gives a speech focusing on the economy in an important swing state. president obama is back at the white house today. he has several media interviews scheduled. including a live interview with mtv. they will tell voters about the u.s. economy and he will move on to a campaign event in ohio with running mate paul ryan. >>> opponents of a soda tax have a strong financial advantage heading into the election. more than $2.4 million has been spent in recent months to defeat measure n. if the ballot measure passes richmond voters could become the first to oppose a penny per ounce tax that sells sodas and other sugary drinks. grudge city college trustees are expected to approve budget cuts to close a $15 million short fall and keep the school from losing its accreditation. the cuts could result in departm
. >>> who americans believe won the third and final debate between president obama and mitt romney. >>> critics compare them to a actual strip search change coming to some airports th >>> welcome back. we continue to get drier especially in the heart of the bay into the north bay gilroy we still have showers this is going to move out of gilroy and head towards hollister in about 10 minutes, clipping eastern part as it moves into the central valley. more showers in the forecast, a few minutes away. >>> president obama and mitt romney will be back on the campaign trail today after squaring off in their third and final debate the two sat down with cbs anchor bob schieffer last night in boca raton, florida foreign policy dominated the conversation. mitt romney frequently turned toward the economy. stay with abc7 morning news, katie marzullo will break down the debate, including some of the night's heated moments. >> debate watchers took to social media to share their thoughts, twitter reports 6.5 million tweets during the debate, 7.2 million last week. among the most tweeted, we all lo
. >> well 14 days to good before election day. and barack obama and mitt romney are powering across the country. practically half dozen states for each of them in 48 hours time. story tonight from david muir. >> mad dash to the finish line. president and mitt romney with the final argument. >> i am fired up right now. >> start voting rate now. >> both candidate crisscross the country. president rally in florida this morning and playing in to ohio. tomorrow iowa. colorado. nevada. then sleeping on air force one anything back to florida thursday then virginia chicago to cast vote early then ohio all over again. mitt romney taking off from florida flying west to nevada tonight here this colorado tomorrow back to nevada, iowa and thursday ohio. president obama fueled by the final debate performance with blistering attack on what he calls romney shifting position. that condition he jokingly calls this. >> we joke about romney amnesia a. this is important. this is a. this is important. this is about trust. romp neetion a firing back the president. >> he has been reduced to try
early ballots now some say that makes everyday election day. president obama starts in iowa today on a two-day eight-state that includes denver and las vegas. tonight he's tape ago appearance on jay leno in l.a.. romney will be in reno and iowa. president obama has revealed a 20-page booklet outlining his agenda for the next four years. >> the president: i refuse to walk away from workers. >> we are going to turn to government and expect it to do everything for us or have an economy that stumble along and bum along. >> reporter: the race is tight. i show you this poll yesterday with just one percentage point between the two. it is closer. if you look at the numbers without rounding up or down, 7/ 100 of 1%% only 91,000 voters separating. -- now poll puts the president ahead 50% to romney's 45% in ohio that's down from the president's 10 point lead in the state last month. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> mitt romney's oldest son has apologized to president obama after saying during a radio interview he wanted to take a swing at him. tad romney made the comment following the second d
. all and president obama and mitt romney are going to be hitting the campaign trail they will be focusing on the swing states and the wet start for some of the bay area towns. drizzle. a full look at your forecast and george will keep us updated on the commute. (male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. this post season, that is it! the giants have a victory of game 1 of the 2012 world series. >> talk about magic. it was an unbelievable tonight for the giants. it goes down in the history books. game one of the world series. we will show you how they did it and it told about tonight. >> and kung fu pan but it was a huge night. we will panda-- >> and how about barry zito!? verlander... and amazing. so much for the best pitcher on the planet. we do of course want to keep you updated on the weather in traffic and perfect weather last night >> good morning, james we could see some warmer conditions at the ballpark. with temperatures in the '50s and '60s as we go towards the evening hours. right now for the morning commute the stormtracker
nine days away. fine out what president obama and mitt romney are doing as they start their final push. also, the latest on the nanny accused of killing two children in new york. where she sought help right before the murder. >> strong winds, flooding rains and powerful storm surge. sandy is really starting >> more details this morning about that nanny accused of killing two children in new york city. she has no criminal history but did recently seek psychiatric help. the children's mother found the two children stabbed in the bathtub on thursday. they died on the way to the hospital. the nanny had also stabbed herself several times. she is still alive, but investigators can't question her yet because of wounds to her neck. >> a super storm is poised to strike the mid-atlantic with strong winds, pounding rain and even snow. right now sandy is a tropical storm, bearing down on the carolinas with predictions of gale force winds and massive flooding and power outages over the mid-atlantic coast starting later today. mandatory evacuations have been ordered in some areas as millions of peop
than her present job. that is nice way of saying she's done. a matter of time. obama gets reelected probably will be imminently. if romney gets in there they wait until they pick someone else to be there for a couple more months until her term ends in early next year. when that term ends it's going to be without one of biggest issues being dealt with and that this bizarre -- people out there, average people should know, when you buy and trade a stock the price you get is not reflective of something that occurred on the new york stock exchange or nasdaq or some transparent market. it could have been goldman sachs making that trade. credit suisse, black pools, is what these things are known. this is trading desk where they can actually acts as a market. it is kind of scary. maybe that is a good thing. maybe that competition is good. she did not explain, she has not explained that. still hasn't explained why it is good. lori: we'll talk more about this. >> you look --. lori: i look rushed. melissa is in california. i've got you here. adam in north california. a lot of moving parts. you
obama disagree about whether the glass is half full or half empty. nbc bay area's steve handelsman is standing by live in washington, d.c. as we edge closer and closer to election day, steve. >> thanks. ohio may still be the keys. no republican has ever won the white house without winning that state, and this year's nominee is campaigning as if that still is a rule. mitt romney took a break from his ohio marathon and went to iowa. >> we're going to create 12 million new jobs in just four years. we'll see rising take-home pay, and we'll get america's economy growing at 4% a year, more than double this year's rate. >> reporter: the former governor has improved his poll numbers because since the first debate, more voters just like him. >> mitt romney used to be upside down in terms of his likability. well, that's no longer the case. >> reporter: back in lebanon, ohio, a pretty town in the key swing state. >> that's true. >> reporter: these sisters sell furniture. cassie voted for barack obama in '08, but decided to switch after she went to see mitt romney. >> i believed his promises a
obama said romney targeted the middle class with unnecessary fees and taxes. the president also said it will be hard for romney to accomplish all of the last-minute promises he is making right now. >> in florida mitt romney says the president shrunk from the promises he made. romney says he won't do that and says his tenure of president would include more cooperation across at the isle. rom roll told the crowd now is not the time to demonize political opponented and wants to build bridges with the democrats. >> both president obama and mitt romney have cancelled campaign stops because of hurricane sandy. a stop in virginia will not happen because of the growing threat from sandy, and first lady michelle obama cancelled an appearance in new hampshire tuesday. president obama will head back to the white house from florida sunday night to begin monitoring storm conditions from washington. >>> the election day push is also happening here in california. all over the bay area, phone banks are up and calls are being made to voters. here's the story from oakland. >> dana is going door-to-do
:00. >>> 5:06. today president obama and mitt romney sought a new political journey this morning, a two- week sprint to election day after their third and final debate last night in florida. >> i look around the world, i don't see our influence growing around the world. i see our influence receding. >> a fact check of last night's presidential debates. in just a couple of hours, facebook will report its earnings after today's closing bell. the stock right now selling for less than half of its initial public offering price. its online advertising rival google reported disappointing earnings and that has some investors thinking facebook may see a slowdown in its ad sales. because facebook is the largest social network it is seen as a bellwether overall for the online advertising environment. >> we will see. >>> 5:07 the time. hopefully no problems out there but definitely still wet out there. sal. >> it is wet for sure. right now traffic is moving along pretty well, pam and dave. there are no major problems if you're driving around the bay area so far anyway. we are looking at 80 westbound as y
did not affect voters' opinions. 47% say president obama was the winner of the doe bait. while 31% say mitt romney won. but the president's favorability only increased to 1% and it was pretty much the same for romney whose paverrability picked up to 54%. the candidates are on a campaign -- favorability picked up to 54%. the candidates are on a campaign blitz today. >>> back here at home, b.a.r.t. says it is making noticeable improvements with cleaner trains. for the first time in 15 years, b.a.r.t. says it reached its goals for cleanliness. b.a.r.t. started to replace hundreds of the cloth seats with easy-to- -clean vinyl seats. new ones are being -- easy-to- clean vinyl seats. new ones are being installed. >>> the prices for the game, they are more expensive here than destroy, sal. >> there's a little more money chasing here. >> it's not cheap getting to the world series in any city. if you are trying to get there using public transportation tonight, the city of san francisco is urging you to use muni or b.a.r.t. we'll talk about that. i want to take a look at the bay bridge toll plaz
that powell is only endorse can obama for reelection because he is black. >> and frankly, when you take a look at colin powell, you have to wonder is endorsement based on issues or whether he has got a slightly different reason for president obama. >> what reason would that be? >> i think when you have somebody of your own race that you are proud of being president of the united states, i applaud colin for standing with him. >> he later released a statement quote, colin powell is a friend and i respect the endorsement decision he made, i do not doubt it was based on anything but his support of the president's policies. >> kristen: happening later this morning, funeral services are planned for former presidential candidate george mcgovern. hundreds of people paid their respects for the former senator known for being staunchly liberal. joe biden remembered his colleague. mcgovern passed away on sunday. he was 90 years old. >> mike is tracking our weather as well as sandy on the east coast. >> heading to the east coast. it is not doing much but raining on florida but it is causing a rib currents.
you tomorrow. . >>> good morning. fire and nice. in their third and final debate, president obama fires some schwab barbs while governor romney emphasizes where the two agree. >> in the 1980s or now, calling to ask for their foreign policy back. >> attacking me is not an agenda. >> this morning reaction from both running mates. vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan as the campaign enters the two-week sprint to election day today, tuesday, october 23rd, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. >> the presidential debates wrapped up with a high-energy performance from president obama. meanwhile, governor romney criticized the president for his foreign policy record over the last four years, and it had a different feel from any of the other two. >> yeah. we have had three very distinct debates. debate season is over. two weeks to election day, but
by the associated press has met romney erasing president obama is 16 point advantage among women voters. in return the president has nearly eliminated romney's edge among men. the study shows romney is favored by 48 percent of voters while obama is about 45%. that is still within the margin of error. the battleground state polls still have the numbers slightly in favor of president obama. we will see what happens. we will continue to follow decision 2012 and the election is november 6th. kron4 will have extended coverage on election night from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. we will have all the latest here so state-owned on air along with facebook twitter and crown for .com. >> uwe are just a few minutes away from gary radnich to be talking more giants and world series in just a few. a look outside here, it has gotten really miss the out here -- series in just a few. a look outside here, it has gotten really miss the out here -- masse thirty-eight. schools. trouble, we all should help out. under thirty-eight they do. more a year. bucks. money for schools. every school dollar must be... spent on student le
in his pocket. >> president obama and his republican opponent, mitt romney, spent the day preparing for their third and final debate in florida. the president hunkered down with his aides at camp david. >> figure out which of the players is best and take them out early. >> thunderstorm0s faceoff in boca raton, florida, one of the last major opportunities for the candidates to capture the attention of millions of voters, especially those in the group who have not made up their mines. >> looking forward to the next disease bait. i'd like to hear what they have to say, especially how they see the position of america in the middle east changing. >> tomorrow's debate will focus exclusively on foreign policy, and the third and final presidential debate; the debate starts at 6:00 p.m. and you can watch it lite here on abc-7. >> midnight tomorrow is the deadline to register if you wont to vote in november. several county registrars will be holding last-minute registration events, and you can also register through the online voter registration system. we have a link to the system on our web
. >> president obama and governor romney came into their third and final debate tied. now in past debates it has been big bird and binders. this time around it is another big b word -- >> we have fewer horses and bayon bayonets. >> that was president obama's response to a claim by mitt romney that the navy is smaller now than any other time since 1917. blue up on twitter more than a half hour after the debate. the #horsesandbayonets was trending. the comment saw 100,000 tweets per minute linked to that jab. overnight it went to the top of google's top five rising searches list right ahead of syria and drones. >> no question about it, it's a big day for mark zuckerberg and facebook as the company gets set for its third quarter earnings. the social media giant reaching 1 billion active users this month. $38 a share. yesterday not so great. closed just over $19. meantime, yahoo! seeing a stock surge right now up 84 cents. in after hours trading, yahoo! rose 73% or 5% to $16.50. >>> what is also rising and falling is our forecast. our temperatures. let's get a look at it with christina. good morning
election president obama and mitt romney are crisscrossing the country making campaign appearances. today president obama is set to cover 5300 miles. the busiest single day of his reelection bid. president begins the day in washington, d.c.. flies to iowa, moves on to colorado, makes a quick stop in los angeles to tape an appearance on the tonight show with jay leno. wraps up the evening in las vegas and flies overnight to tampa, florida. mitt romney also has a full day ahead. the republican presidential nominee begins today at a raleigh in reno. he then travels to iowa for a campaign appearance in cedar rapids. in the eve nick he flies to since -- he evening he flies to cincinnati, ohio. >>> mitt romney's campaign is distancing rather the presidential nominee from a senate republican candidate in indiana. that is after a question about a woman's right to abortion if she is raped. >> i came to light that life is a gift from god. it is something that god intended to happen. >> richard murdock released the statement saying god creates life. mitt romney has appeared in tv ads endorsing mower
voting today. president obama was in another swing state, new hampshire. >> reporter: mitt romney traveled to florida, the biggest battlegrounds state to lock down its 29 electoral votes. >> i need your help, we need to win this. we're taking back america. >> reporter: early voting started in the state saturday. and the romney campaign is pushing supporters to cast their ballots now. with polls showing a tight race, romney hopes to keep his momentum going to election day. >> the supporters of the president have this chance, they do four more years, i like ten more days a lot better you know what? [ laughter ] >> reporter: in new hampshire, president barack obama once again heard the four more years. [ people chanting ] and he too talked about ten more days. >> ten days and you'll be stepping into a voting booth, and making is defining choice about the future of our country. >> reporter: new hampshire is the smallest battleground state with just four electoral votes with the way the race is shaping up, those votes could make a difference. >> new hampshire, i still believe in you. i
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